Koojan Hills Reality K46, purchased February 2016 from Lew Smit at his final
Koojan Hills bull sale.
No sons in the 2017 Ardcairnie Bull Sale but watch the catalogue for the 2018 event!
2018 Bull Sale
Our 2018 Ardcairnie Bull Sale will be held on Tuesday 30th January (holding to our long-established date of the Tuesday before the first Friday in February).
There are currently over 100 2016-born bulls in the mob for the 2018 bull sale, and they are looking a good even lot. (That could be a biased view-point but one visitor stated that, given the fact that we use a large number of sires (by AI, bought and home bred), he was amazed at the evenness of the 2016 born mobs – both bulls and heifers. We do use a program called "MateSel" to help plan our mating program looking for a balanced outcome and are very happy with the results over the last three seasons.
Sires – of these young bulls include Ardrossan Justice J93, Rennylea Edmund E11, Esslemont Bartel E7, Matauri Reality 839, Rito 12E7, Millwillah Gatsby G279, Sydgen Black Pearl 2006, MAR Innovation 251, G A R Objective 7125, Prime Juggernaut J15, Karoo D145 Generator G220, Deer Valley All In 2138, Ardrossan Honour H255, Thomas Up River 1614, as well as many of our home-bred bulls.
Over the remainder of December, discussions over test results and assessment of the structure, confirmation and temperament of the M bull mob will lead to final decisions on which bulls we retain for use in the Ardcairnie herd, which bulls are culled as not being (in our opinion) suitable for the breeding herd, and which to put in our sale catalogue.
Our aim is to have every bull in the catalogue there in the sale pens on Tuesday 30th January – that’s barring fighting accidents!
Interestingly, in last year’s 82 bulls in the catalogue, the dams ranged in age from 12 years old to 4 years young. Twelve bulls from that youngest age group, 13 from the five-year-old, 9 then 14, then 16 from the eight year old cows; 6, 8, then two each from the 11 and 12 year old ladies. (And that does add up to 82 bulls!) We will have a look at that statistic once the final choices are done.
It‘s perhaps worth repeating: we neither use or sell any bulls that are not free by pedigree or by test of the four genetic conditions for which Angus Australia has tests. As things keep changing, we regularly check the Angus website to ensure the status of each bull for the four genetic conditions is F (= free by test) or FU (= free by pedigree), and if it is not, then we will test. We also ear notch test for BVDV.
Ardcairnie bulls are offered for sale in working condition (probably about Score 3 condition), a philosophy we have retained since Ardcairnie bulls were first offered for sale. They are ready to work when the buyer needs them to work, with a reasonable chance of performing without breakdowns, and no credit system operates at the Ardcairnie Bull Sale.
Our herd Ident is WJM so if you would like to examine any of our cattle in more detail than the catalogue shows, just use the Angus Society web page Animal Search tab, type in, for example, WJMF250 and you can see his pedigree and his progeny - just keep clicking!
We enjoy visitors so just ring 0417 942 326 to arrange a convenient time if you’d like to see what we do, or see the bull mob as they are just now.
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